Full Fight Card Announced for This Friday's Bellator 233: Salter vs. van Steenis

November 5, 2019
LOS ANGELES – The full slate of bouts for Bellator's return to WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. this Friday, November 8 has been completed with a stacked four-fight main card and a total of 11 preliminary contests.
 
The main event of Friday's card at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on Paramount Network, and simulcast on DAZN, will feature a 185-pound headliner, when Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt John Salter (16-4) returns to action against Gegard Mousasi's middleweight protégé, Costello van Steenis (12-1), while the co-main event will see former Strikeforce world champion "King Mo" Lawal (21-9, 1 NC) make his final appearance inside the Bellator cage for his retirement bout against Denver's Andrew Kapel (14-6) in a 195-pound contract weight matchup.
 
Rounding out the stacked main card, fans will see Leslie Smith (11-7-1) take on former title challenger Arlene Blencowe (12-7) of Australia, and an intriguing heavyweight fight between heralded prospect Tyrell Fortune (4-5) and Azunna Anyanwu (15-5) of Philadelphia.
 
The preliminary card for Bellator 233: Salter vs. van Steenis will be highlighted by appearances from a number of undefeated prospects, including Romero Cotton (3-0), Jordan Young (11-0), Logan Storley (10-0), Christian Edwards (1-0) and twin brother of Tyrell, Tyree Fortune (4-0), as well as the promotional debuts of light heavyweight Grant Neal (1-0), former Oklahoma State University wrestling standout Kyle Crutchmer (4-0), second generation star Lucas Brennan (1-0) and Davion Franklin (Pro Debut) of Jackson Wink MMA. Additionally, fan favorite Janay Harding (5-3) will square off with Amanda Bell (6-6) in a quickly crowding women's featherweight division.
 
Bellator 233: Salter vs. van Steenis will be broadcast this Friday, November 8 on Paramount Network, and will stream on DAZN, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Preliminary action will stream on DAZN, Bellator.com and globally on the Bellator Mobile App.
 
Bellator 233: Salter vs. van Steenis Main Card
Paramount Network & DAZN
9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT
 
Middleweight Main Event: John Salter (16-4) vs. Costello van Steenis (12-1)
195-Pound Contract Weight Co-Main Event: "King Mo" Lawal (21-9, 1 NC) vs. Andrew Kapel (14-6)
Featherweight Main Card Bout: Leslie Smith (11-7-1) vs. Arlene Blencowe (12-7)
Heavyweight Main Card Bout: Tyrell Fortune (7-0) vs. Azunna Anyanwu (15-5)
 
 
Bellator 233: Salter vs. van Steenis Preliminary Card
DAZN, Bellator.com & the Bellator Mobile App
6:15 p.m. ET/5:15 p.m. CT
 
Light Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Grant Neal (1-0) vs. Jimmy Lugo (1-0)
Light Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Christian Edwards (1-0) vs. Cesar Bennett (Pro Debut)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Romero Cotton (3-0) vs. Jason Perrotta (3-3)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Kyle Crutchmer (4-0) vs. Antonio Jones (7-3)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Janay Harding (5-3) vs. Amanda Bell (6-6)
Light Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Jordan Young (11-0) vs. Julius Anglickas (7-1)
175-Pound Contract Weight Preliminary Bout: Logan Storley (10-0) vs. E.J. Brooks (13-5)
Light Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Tyree Fortune (4-0) vs. Chuck Campbell (2-0)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Lucas Brennan (1-0) vs. Jacob Landin (0-2)
Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Davion Franklin (Pro Debut) vs. Christian Adams (Pro Debut)
Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Aaron McKenzie (6-1-1) vs. Sean Clements (3-1)
 
*Card subject to change
 
Please visit Bellator.com for more information.
 
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About Bellator: 
Bellator is a leading global mixed martial arts and kickboxing promotion featuring many of the best athletes in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator events take place in major cities worldwide and can be seen on television in over 160 countries to an available audience of over one billion people. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on both Paramount Network and DAZN, the world's first truly dedicated LIVE sports streaming service. Bellator is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Hollywood, Calif. and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.
 
About DAZN:
DAZN is the largest global sports streaming platform in the world. Since launching in 2016, DAZN has expanded across four continents with the app currently available for download in the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Japan and Brazil. In the U.S., DAZN has made its mark as an attractive alternative to pay-per-view within the combat sports industry. The platform features big fights from Matchroom Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions, GGG Promotions, Bellator MMA, the World Boxing Super Series and Combate Americas, all for one affordable price, on any device - including smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles and PCs. DAZN also features live MLB action each day of the season with its new daily show, ChangeUp. The much-anticipated daily program The Pat McAfee Show launched in September.
 
About Paramount Network: 
Paramount Network is a premium entertainment destination that pushes the limits of story-telling with bold original scripted and non-scripted series. Inspired by over a century of cinema, Paramount Network is where today's brightest stars bring the experience of the big screen to every screen with stories that are immersive, inclusive, and deeply personal.
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